What should happen with the Buccaneers won’t happen soon

Todd Bowles, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Todd Bowles, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers should fire Todd Bowles and Byron Leftwich now (since it didn’t happen weeks ago), BUT it won’t happen any time soon.

If Sunday’s game in Raymond James against the Cincinnati Bengals is any indication of how the Bucs season is going, we’re in for a long, looooong winter. It was a tale of two halves, and if you’re a Bucs fan, you can pretty much take the second half to the slaughter house, slice it up, plop the lifeless carcass in the dumpster, light it on fire, throw a grenade on it and watch the debris scatter across the vast wasteland of Bucs Nation.

It seemed to be one of the worst displays of “professional” NFL Football we’ve seen out of any team in the Super Bowl era. Maybe. But at least we can have some solace in the fact that Patriots fans were pulling their collective hair out as well when they witnessed the sheer horror of their team playing kindergarten keep away against the rollercoaster Raiders. I’m not sure throwing a backwards pass to the other team so they can run it back for a TD is a good call, but I could be wrong.

So when it was announced that Bruce Arians was going to hang it up and leave the proverbial keys to the ‘Caddy’ in the hands of Todd Bowels last season, you know he was hoping Bowles wouldn’t crash it into a ditch, again. You could just hear the ghastly screaming of “NOOOO” inside our collective heads. I hate to be right, but deja vu has an eerie way of rearing its ugly head.

When Bowles took over the reigns in NY with the Jets, after being their DC as well, it ended up as we are seeing again here today. Fool us once, shame on you, fool us twice, shame on us! He’s a great defensive mind, but putting it all together just isn’t happening with Todd Bowles and it’s too bad, but he and Leftwich should be gone.

It won’t happen. Not this season, and I’m not sure what it will take to get the Glazers and Jason Licht to swallow their pride, and fix what’s left of the season by saying goodbye to the blatantly obvious problem with this team, the coaches. It may be too late and they’ll run with this train wreck for the rest of the season, how long that may be.

They are not inspiring faith, confidence, drive or resilience with this team. Todd Bowles is a great guy, I respect him as a person, but he is a Defensive Coordinator NOT a head coach. Leftwich may need to hone his skills in college programs first. It’s abundantly clear he’s not ready for Prime Time.

Not even Brady’s presence and fire is doing much for his teammates, who for some reason can’t seem to string a good 60 minutes together. The game has two, count them TWO halves. If money/salary/bonuses aren’t enough incentive to bust your rumpus to play at your best week in and week out, then why are you playing?

Coaching makes a difference, but in this case, the Bucs aren’t being coached, they’re being coddled, and no one is being held accountable. NO ONE!

Glazers! Time to hold your team accountable. It starts at the top. You’re paying a LOT of money for what? Mediocrity? I don’t think so. You know what should happen.

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